The Rise of Alternative Financing in Real Estate Development and Current Banking Trends
The costly lessons of the Great Recession continue to influence cautious bank lending policies in commercial real estate. Expanded regulation and increasing rates and fees have taken the banking sector’s conservative underwriting of real estate financing to an unprecedented level.
Alternative Financing Answers for Real Estate Developers: Bridge, Hard Money, and Mezzanine Loans
Alternative financing (also known as marketplace lending) is a formative factor in how the US real estate market has evolved since the great financial meltdown of 2008. Real estate construction activity in the country has seen yearly growth since 2009 (US Census Bureau) with alternative financing contributing to the expansion.